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My name is Charlie Caruana and I live at Teesdale. I have been painting for about 11 years. I started to paint after I retired. My choice of medium is oil and also acrylic. I like to paint landscapes, seascapes and am always looking for different ideas. I also like gardening and woodwork and I find the three hobbies relaxing.
Murray has been photographing the remote parts of this country for over 30 years now, and continues to look for new places to explore. Since returning from his first Australian round trip in 1985, his photography has been used by magazines, newspapers, and tourist agencies. He has written and illustrated six travel guide books in the last 15 years.
Vida has been a professional printmaker/artist for 30 years. In that time she has won over 150 art prizes - the most recent being voted 'Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015' by the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia. She is featured in 'Inspiration Wild: An Artistic Celebration of Nature and Environment' published by the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia Foundation.
I find it interesting to combine prints and painting together which often creates a more textural collage effect . My printmaking has been a consistent part of my practice and has been extended into textile based works but still maintained within a mainstream print genre.
Marita Reynolds has been studying art since 2001 to 2014 with Janet Matthews’s wildlife pencil artist and exhibiting since 2010. She recently moved to Golden Plains Shire. Marita’s artwork is a combination of pencil and pastel, with wildlife and nature the subject focus. Marita’s fascination with the natural world comes from her heart. She feels a sense of excitement and well being.
Sharyn Marriott is a local artist and has lived in Teesdale for many years - in fact, she has lived locally nearly all her life and attended the Inverleigh Primary School and later, the Geelong West Technical School (now called Western Heights Secondary College).
I have won the Fred Herd Memorial Award at the Royal Geelong Show for best Rural Concept painting in the Fine Arts Section twice. Last year I won the Jenny Blake Award and Peoples Choice Award at the Bannockburn & District Art Show for my portrait of a kelpie titled Darcy. I also received a Highly Commended in the Open Pastel section for my portrait titled Winters Child.
Rosalind is an artist who expresses ideas through a wide range of mediums and techniques. A love and deep engagement in process and making underpin the creation of sculptures that speak of the beginning of human ritual and belief.
Lyn has exhibited extensively including at Geelong's Winter Garden, the Art Is Gallery ,COPAC, Lorne Bienalle (Small Sculpture), and from 2013 - 2015 she was an artist in residence at Geelong College's Middle School.
Jen studied pastel art with Jill Shalless at Shearers Arms Gallery in Geelong for approximately four years and she has recently set up her own home studio. Jen runs pastel classes from the studio and loves teaching this art medium as it is very forgiving and flexible.
As a painter, Caroline is self-taught and her work is heavily influenced by the environment and the animal world. She loves taking photographs of the native flora and fauna in Golden Plains Shire and then translating the photographs to painting and drawing.